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Messy History of American Food

Season 1
2022TV-14
Dive mouth-first into the history of America's most iconic foods! In a wild ride that's hilarious, surprising and educational, experts shine a light on the messiest origin stories of American food and food culture.
Starring
Jim St. JohnValerie GordonAmy Zeigler
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UnscriptedSpecial Interest
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  1. 1. The Messy History of Cereal
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    May 10, 2022
    24min
    TV-14
    America's go-to breakfast has withstood the test of time, but from mascots to masturbation, the story of cereal is anything but dry. What began as a wholesome health food has evolved into a multibillion-dollar business with questionable health claims.
  2. 2. The Messy History of Burgers
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    May 10, 2022
    25min
    TV-14
    The story behind burgers, the cornerstone of American food culture, is way messier than you think, involving sexploitation, climate change and Frankenstein. But despite its serious problems, will Americans ever be ready to give up their beloved hamburger?
  3. 3. The Messy History of Soda
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    May 17, 2022
    31min
    TV-14
    In the beginning, soda was touted to have medicinal properties. Ironically, the sugary beverage is now linked to widespread problems like diabetes, obesity and pollution that cost America billions.
  4. 4. The Messy History of Bread
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    May 17, 2022
    27min
    TV-14
    The rich tradition of bread in America can be traced to the Colonial era, and its evolution since then has been intertwined with organized crime, xenophobia, disease and genocide. But there is hope for the future!
  5. 5. The Messy History of Wings
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    May 24, 2022
    24min
    TV-14
    Chicken wings have been an American institution for decades, but the truth behind their origin is as messy as the sauce they're doused in. We're digging into the controversies and tracking the spicy history of this popular menu item.
  6. 6. The Messy History of Chocolate
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    May 24, 2022
    25min
    TV-14
    America has been seduced by chocolate, but the decadent sweetheart is darker than you think and leaves a bitter aftertaste. From the conquistadors to slavery to child labor and beyond, the story of chocolate is messy.
  7. 101. Messy History of Food Trailer
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    April 28, 2022
    1min
    TV-14
    Dive mouth-first into the history of America's most iconic foods! In a wild ride that's hilarious, surprising and educational, experts shine a light on the messiest origin stories of American food and food culture.

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Starring
Jim St. JohnValerie GordonAmy Zeigler